What is Cubes In Space?

Cubes in Spaceā„¢ is the only program in the world to provide students (ages 11-18) with a free opportunity to design experiments to be launched into space on a NASA rocket or balloon!

This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) based global education program, enabling kids to learn about space exploration utilizing innovative problem-solving inquiry-based learning methods. By participating in this program, students and educators are provided with engaging content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experiment to be integrated into a small cube.

This year, successful experiments/cubes will be launched into space via sounding rocket from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia in late June 2017 or on a high altitude balloon launched from the NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility at Fort Sumner, New Mexico in August 2017.

Since we first began the Cubes in Space program in 2014, we have had over 5000 participants from 37 countries, and counting! Come and join us!

Please note that the program is currently only available in English.

How Do I Get Involved?

Joining is easy and completely free! We have designed a comprehensive instructional curriculum and toolkit that includes everything that educators need to teach Cubes in Space to kids in both formal and informal learning environments. Teachers, tutors, parents, home school educators or any adult who wants to teach kids about space exploration can sign up for the program starting in September 2016. Once you sign up we will provide you with access to your curriculum and all the instructions to begin teaching the program!

We also offer training workshops for students and/or teachers. Please contact us for more information at info@cubesinspace.com or call us at 1-888-735-4565. Questions? Contact us.

Goals of Cubes In Space

Our goal is to help kids from around the world learn to problem-solve, to get them inspired about learning, to learn skills and develop interests that will prepare them to succeed in the future. All students can benefit from a STEM-based education, regardless of gender, race, religion or nationality. We also believe that the integration of language and arts into traditional STEM education strategies is critical for a well rounded education.


Demonstrates to students relevant interconnections between STEAM concepts.


Builds students' confidence in their own intelligence and problem-solving abilities.


Inspires students to be inquisitive and seek out knowledge.


Provides real-world experiences in which students apply their knowledge.


Enables students to believe that they are analytical and effective thinkers capable of taking more difficult courses.